from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century B.C. who called for the Jews exiled in Babylon to return to godliness and faith.
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible.
- proper n. A prophet.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin. First used by 17th century Puritans; rare today.
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- n. a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
- n. an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
And in Ezekiel God says that He created Evil, look it up.
John paid tribute to his eminent forebear by giving the name Ezekiel to one of his black Labradors (to this day a bronze of the dog's head sits beside the Cheever fireplace), as well as to the protagonist of Falconer.
I have no idea where this line of thinking came from, when it's clearly stated in Ezekiel (which covers this part of their history) that the two were destroyed because they were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
In one single issue, Fraction has already successfully saved the name Ezekiel from JMS' Spider-Man run.
Further on, in Ezekiel 36: 24-28 are some apples which, to me, write a fitting finis to the episode:
A few only of the last portion were to escape, symbolized by the hairs bound in Ezekiel's skirts (Eze 5: 3; Jer 40: 6; 52: 16).
It is a remarkable proof of genuineness that in Ezekiel no prophecies against Babylon occur among those directed against the enemies of the covenant-people.
But Ezekiel is speaking of the parents, and of the present; Jeremiah, of the children, and of the future.
The eating of the book, as in Ezekiel's case, marks John's inauguration to his prophetical office -- here to a fresh stage in it, namely, the revealing of the things which befall the holy city and the Church of God -- the subject of the rest of the book.
But whereas in Ezekiel each living creature has all four faces, here the four belong severally one to each.